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Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Canon lyrics
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The real st. Nick was an orphan and a christian, I believe somewhere in europe. When he grew up he wanted others to know about the gift of christmas (christ), so he left gifts at the orphanage doors each year in hopes (his dream) that the orphans would know they were loved by god from the show of his generosity of giving, just as christ gave of himself. I'm thinking that's what this song is about.
"He" refers to God. "This dream" was the gift of Christ. The gift was to reconcile us and bring us back to God. (Mark 10: 14-16 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.)
Ok, but then what does "This dream He had each child still knows" refer to? The Bible never refers to Jesus having a dream, so if it is in the context of the story of the birth of Jesus, then "he" could be Joseph, to whom an angel appeared in a dream both before (see Mt 1: 20-24) and after (see Mt 2: 13, 19) Jesus was born. But does "each child" still know the content of that dream? Does each Christian adult even know it?
Pray that jesus remain the main reason for christmas people are so far from him. Stores created a santa that does not exist and that people of no faith have created to deviated from christ the king. This is a religious holiday whether people like it or not. We as christian are to pay homage to the baby jesus not santa. Who is he some fictious personage that stores created to make "money" and eveybody has fallen into their traps.
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UnregisteredNov 16, 2013 at 3:53 pm
Based on the lyrics and the video, I believe it's about Martin Luther King's speech "I Have A Dream". Although, his speech reflects many "dreams", one is that basically all children would someday grow up and be colored blind and equal. Being a Minister he prays that one day our nation will change and become the nation our "creed" (The Constitution) was based on. Since Christmas is about "hope" through the birth of Christ, what a great night for children to sing, pray and remember a "Dream" that quite frankly I believe Jesus Christ himself would be proud of. Not because of what mlk was praying and dreaming for one day, but because it is what Jesus taught everyday.
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